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  • Econ 119: Principles of Economics
This class provides a foundation in economic theory and addresses many major topics in economics. The first part of the course covers microeconomics. Here we focus on the economic decisions of individual households, workers and firms and how these decisions interact in markets. The second part of the course covers macroeconomics. Here, we focus on the study of economic aggregates (e.g., GDP, inflation, and unemployment) and the forces that cause them to change over time.

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  • Econ 356: Capital Markets

This course is intended to provide students with basic financial markets concepts and principles. It mainly covers several major financial markets including money market, bond market, stock market, foreign exchange market, mortgage market, future and forward market, option market and other financial derivative markets. For each market, we focus on basic concepts, market structure, price discovery process, players, techniques to analyze the market and factors that affect price of financial instrument.

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  • Econ 457: Finance

This course is intended to provide students with basic financial management concepts and principles. It mainly covers corporate finance and some part of asset pricing. These fundamentals will help you to understand what capital funds the business needs, how these funds are obtained, and how they are managed. This course is highly quantitative and many of the analyses rely on calculations. But, with an understanding of basic algebra, you should be able to do reasonably well by practicing problems at the end of the text.

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